ANTI/DOGMATIKSS

antidogmatikss

ANTI/DOGMATIKSS-Una cruda confession (Tralla trep085) 2000

Another important but totally overlooked band from Barcelona, Spain.

Anti/Dogmatikss were from the politically charged , second wave of Spanish bands. Influenced by the radical politics of CRASS, and to lesser extent DISCHARGE, they mixed those ideas with their own brand of blazing thrash. As the international hardcore scene grew larger and better organized, these guys became the embassadors for Spain. They created a network of support, for not only local bands but the larger foreign touring bands (MDC, BGK, NEGAZIONE etc.), that had only been in it’s infancy in prior years. They broke out of Spains musical anonymity of the past, by aggressively persuing worldwide contacts (bands, fanzines, radio shows etc.), trading tapes and sending out their music to anyone interested.

“They started in1983 when their previous band EPIDEMIA broke up. After a few line up changes (always changing the vocalist and drummer) former members Ferran (guitar) and Sisa(bass) with Poly (vocals, also played bass in L’odi scoial) and Manel (drums, also in Shit S.A.) recorded their first demo. They mostly played local shows, but also made a Spanish mini-tour of four dates with B.G.K. People in Anti/Dogmatikss were also involved in other activities such as zines, radio, labels, booking shows and spreading their political ideas. Poly and Manel left the band in 1986 and Ripoli (vocals) and Legal (drums) joined. in 1987 the played and recorded their second demo in Toulouse, France with the help of Pascal (Panx records). They continued playing shows in different places around Spain. Later, Ricard (Sisas brother) was the last vocalist until the bands end in 1991.” Victor, MRR #211 Decenber 2000

Sadly, Anti/Dogmatikss never released any vinyl while being an active band. They did, however release 2 demos/cassettes in their exsistence. the first was the “Rompan Filas” tape in 1984 and the “Nooooo” tape of 1987 as mentioned above. In 1998-99, Martin from Lengua Armada records and the folks at Tralla records decided that Anti/Dogmatikss were far too important a band to be overlooked and re-released all their material. Lengua Armada released a 7″ with tracks from both demos and Tralla released an LP with a bonus 7″ (posted here) and later a CD combining both.

anti dog demo
Cassette cover from “Rompas filas” demo 1984

Tracks
Fuego en la moncloa
Campos de cruces
El dogma de la vida
Attack
Barcelona
Hacienda
Ellos o tu

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Spanish punk special-numero tres ” The Thrash Years”

Spain has a rich history of punk that seems to go largely unappreciated except by those in the know. While the Spainards got a later start (’79-’80) than most other countries when it came to punk, they more than made up for it in the quality of the bands. ESKORBUTO, (las)VULPES and ESPASMODICOS represent a small portion of the bands (and styles) from Spain that put out great records in the early 80’s. These bands, along with MANY others (Kangrena, MG-15, Toreros after ole, Ultimo resorte, TDK, Anti/Dogmatikks to name a few) were the foundation of Spanish punk and deserve your attention.

From the Spanish special numero uno post, March 15 2006

The second part of this series begins in 1983 and finds the bands of Spain starting to have a more diverse, worldwide hardcore influence. Where as the first wave mentioned above were influenced by the early American and U.K. “1977″ style punk scene, these bands seem to have listened to the more hardcore side of things from the early 80’s. The title of this post, “Spain A.D.” refers to the these featured bands AFTER DISCHARGE and is wholly evident in there sound and politics. Featured bands: KANGRENA, MG15 and TDK.

From the second installment of the Spanish punk series posted April 15th, 2006

The third and final installment of this series.

Spanish punk/hardcore goes from a wobbly legged toddler to a agile teenager. From 1985- 1988 many of Spains up an coming bands turned to a faster, politically charged attack. Influenced by the likes of M.D.C and B.G.K. amongst others , Spain had now been on the punk radar for 7-8 years and the international touring bands such as these made tour stops there. Bands like ANTI/DOGMATIKSS, L’ODI SOCIAL, SHIT S.A. and MONSTRUACION as well the bands featured in this post, not only drew influence from the worldwide thrash community, but also their Spanish punk roots. There was also a kinship/influence that these new spanish band shared with Italian bands and their brand of chaotic thrash. IMPACT, NEGAZIONE and C.C.M. shared tours, floors and food with the visiting Spanish bands (Impact even shared their drummer on one of ANTI/DOGMATIKSS tour there). Many of the newer bands also learned a lesson from the geographic isolation and distribution roadblocks the first wave bands encountered. In true D.I.Y. spirit, the 2nd. wave bands enthusiastically carved out a network of worldwide distribution of their material by writing , trading tapes and booking tours for visiting foreign bands. Spain became a hotbed of activity and bands from this era are a bit more well known than the bands from previous years. Because of this trading network they absorbed themselves in and reviews and write ups in fanzines like MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL ,their records and tapes got into the hands of many more punks worldwide.

This series was not meant to be a complete overview of the bands from Spain, but merely a primer for anyone interested in great foreign punk. Many bands from the 1979-1988 era weren’t mentioned due to space limitations or my own unknowning. Many other bands also came and went after this era, but the series was developed to focus more on the beginings of punk and hardcore in Spain. For more info about Spains rich punk history, Go HERE, HERE , HERE , HERE or HERE

Again, thanks for all the great feedback from this series…………SURLY

 

Panderia Bolleria Nuestra Senora Del Karmen

PBNSDK EP

Panderia Bolleria Nuestra Senora Del Karmen- Split ep w/T.D.K. (Musikra recs.) ’84

This is the b-side of the split ep with TDK (posted HERE). I know absolutely nothing about this band except they were from Madrid and these two songs were the only thing they released and got alot of mileage out of.

A 7″ of their own was supposedly released (same songs) but I’ve never seen it. One of the songs was also featured on some sort of “legends of Spain” CD released recently. Two great songs that last about as long as it takes to say their name (which translates: bakery baker’s shop our lady of carmen)

Tracks
Quiero extragularte
Ven y unete a la muerte

Posted by SurlyOldPunk

 

HHH

hhh i-p front

HHH-Intelectual Punks (Dissonance) ’86

HHH were one of Spains most beloved bands. Leading the pack of 2nd.wave punk/hardcore bands there, they turned their musical intrests towards the burgeoning worldwide thrash scene. Taking cues from the legendary early Spanish bands and combining that with hyper-speed playing, HHH’s music was raw, honest and definitely FAST.

The “intellectual punks” ep was their first vinyl appearance, and is considered by many as their finest. Releasing a 21 song demo previous to this and an LP and a split w/VITU’S DANCE after, HHH became a precise,well oiled thrash monster and regarded as one of the best worldwide.

For a complete history/discography of the band, check HERE

hhh i-p back

Tracks
Barcelona 92
Vota
Tchernobyl
Victimas del business
Reglas
Vision condicionada
Momentos de guerra
Mi ciudad
Intelectual punks

Posted by: SurlyOldPunk

 

G.R.B.

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G.R.B.- Estoy Tan Contento (Self released) ’86

GRB were another GREAT band from the late 2nd. wave/mid 80’s Barcelona hardcore scene. Comprised of veteran musician from ULTIMO RESORTE and FRENOPATICSS and DRAMA DEL HORROR, they began playing together in 1984.

Taking their name from the Barcelona restauranteurs association ( Gremio de Restauración de Barcelona) whose notices were often seen hanging on the walls of Barcelona’s restaurants and bars: “G.R.B.” sounded good to them. Releasing a demo in 1985 and the “ESTOY TAN CONTENTO “( I am so happy) 7″, their first vinyl output, GRB were anything but typical thrash. Drawing on their members diverse influences, they sounded like nothing else going on in Spain at the time. Although still playing raw and fast, they incorporated odd time signatures and jazz-like guitar playing to their style. Touring Italy and making fast friends with some of that countries best bands (IMPACT, NEGAZIONE and C.C.M.) also influenced their quirky style of playing.

For a well written history of the band, click HERE

grb photo

Tracks
Estoy tan contento
La fiesta
Locura de juventud
Candena de odio
Cristianos
La historia
Obtencion de informacion

Posted by: SurlyOldPunk

 

ULTIMO RESORTE

ULTIMO RESORTE – ULTIMO RESORTE 1st ep (FLORyNATA Label / FYN-2) ’82

First vinyl by these Spanish legends!! absolutely Rabid HC PUNK from Barcelona. i dont know much about this band, but their vocalist SILVIA had a bit of a reputation as a complete bad-ass in the Spain PUNK scene and,according to legend, once beat the living bejabbers out of Sid Vicious’ mother!!! I’m not an advocate of violence towards the elderly in ANY manner whatsoever, but there’s something to be said if this rumour is true!!!

after this ep, theres a 12″ called “Una Causa Sin Fondo”(whose sleeve graphics were TOTALLY stolen on the Pist/Brutally Familiar split ep). its OK. mostly,its typical early-80’s wavy/postpunk; but it does have a couple HC Thrashers similar to this 1st ep.in the late-1990’s, there is a GREAT LP issued on a Spanish label of early recordings that pre-date this 7″. more of a “traditional” Punk vein, but way RAW & totally GREAT!!! it also has a very large booklet that is full of pics, info, history, press-clippings,etc…but if you cant read Spanish (like me…), it may be lost on you.

also, check out the “Spanish HC” BCT tape from 1984. theres about 12 Ultimo Resorte live tracks on this that totally DESTROY!!!

Tracks
Cementerio caliente / Peligro social
Johny Mofeta
Violencia
Anticristo
Barcelona es diferente
Basta ya de radioactividad!

Posted by: wedge

 

Spanish punk special-numero dos (Spain A.D.)

Spain has a rich history of punk that seems to go largely unappreciated except by those in the know. While the Spainards got a later start (’79-’80) than most other countries when it came to punk, they more than made up for it in the quality of the bands. ESKORBUTO, (las)VULPES and ESPASMODICOS represent a small portion of the bands(and styles) from Spain that put out great records in the early 80’s. These bands, along with MANY others (Kangrena, MG-15, Toreros after ole, Ultimo resorte, TDK, Anti/Dogmatikks to name a few) were the foundation of Spanish punk and deserve your attention.

From the Spanish special numero uno post, March 15 2006

The second part of this series begins in 1983 and finds the bands of Spain starting to have a more diverse, worldwide hardcore influence. Where as the first wave mentioned above were influenced by the early American and U.K. “1977” style punk scene, these bands seem to have listened to the more hardcore side of things from the early 80’s. The title of this post, “Spain A.D.” refers to the these featured bands AFTER DISCHARGE and is wholly evident in there sound and politics.

(Also, stay tuned for special numero tres- “the thrash years” featuring P.B.N.S.DK., GRB and HHH)

 

KANGRENA

KANGRENA – Terrorismo Sonora (Anarki) ’83

Formed in 1981 in Barcelona, these guys were among the many bands to forge the 2nd wave of “hardcore” in Spain. Their name is a bastardized version of gang green in Spanish. Besides releasing this 7″, they were featured on the infamous P.E.A.C.E. comp, released a demo called Estoc de pus (1984) and yet another demo, El cubo de basura(1985).

This 7″ was re-released in 2000 by TRALLA records in Spain and supposedly there is going to be a discography of all their material released in the near future.

Tracks
yo no quiero
rock mamones espezial
agonia
no se que me pasa
fum, fum, fum

Posted by: surlyoldpunk

 

MG15

MG15-Derecho a la vida (Attack Punk) ’84

Released on Italys “ATTACK PUNK” label (known for UNDERAGE and some great comps) in 1984, this was MG15 first apperance on vinyl. Citing discharge and crass as influences, MG15 are considered the godfathers of crust in Spain. They went on to have many releases, including an apperance on roir records “world class punk” comp and later, a split with discharge themselves. An interview in the early days of maximum rock and roll zine coupled with the world classs punk comp apperance spread their music to others outside of Spain.

for more info, check out their site here.

Tracks
genecidio
caos final
derecho a la vida
campos de exterminio

Posted by: surlyoldpunk